Once a relative backwater for hosting trade teams, Eastern Washington has become a must visit destination for wheat buyers from around the world who want to learn more about the grain they are receiving, the farmers who grow it and the infrastructure that transports it.
November 13th 7:30 to 11:30AM Grand Hotel Spokane, WA
Much of the work of ensuring Pacific Northwest wheat farmers are successful happens behind the scenes by people who are rarely recognized for their contributions.
One of the most important activities the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) undertakes over the course of a year is hosting trade teams. More funding may be devoted to other line items in the budget, but the amount of time WGC staff and commissioners devote to planning, hosting and summarizing trade team visits, eclipses all other
Hunger, no running water and hard manual labor are among Zhiwu Zhang’s memories of growing up in China before the country opened to the world. Now, an associate professor at Washington State University and a U.S. citizen, Zhang describes his upbringing in episode 151.
There’s plenty of challenges to choose from, but Squires limits himself to discussing several that cause him sleepless nights. No. 1 on his list is the second discovery of genetically engineered wheat plants in Washington State last spring.
“The Little Things That Run the World” (insects, that is) was the intriguing title of an address by the famed biologist E. O. Wilson at the 1987 opening of the invertebrate exhibit at the National Zoological Park, in Washington D.C. Of course, no one group of organisms ‘runs’ the complex ecosystems of Earth. Still, insects